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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion soup” (92 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early for our reservation and the table was ready for us. The waiter promptly filled our drink order and took our food selection. It was served as we finished each course timed correctly. Butter and bread was replenished without a word.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Yaca is one of the best restaurants in town. It has a beautiful atmosphere as well as a lovely patio when the weather permits. The food Is consistently delicious. The service is excellent. This is a great restaurant in which to celebrate special occasions.

Thank Allison J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thursday night is probably the best night at La Yaca. They prepare their lamb in an open fire in their hearth. The lamb is "extra special" and isn't prepared / served like this in any restaurant that I know of. Remember Thursday night's!

Thank P43VDrobertb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The waiter was friendly and efficient. There were numerous choices so we all decided to try something different, and everyone loved their choice.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent and the food was superb. This has to be one of the best places to dine in Williamsburg. Attentive service, great presentation,delicious food.....a special treat!

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Through changing venues, new owners, and years of time, La Yaca provides the same fabulously delicious meals it started with. Every dish is beautifully plated and served hot or cold as required. My recent visit with my husband and another couple was declared an epicurean...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to go out for a fancy dinner while in Williamsburg for the weekend, and we were not disappointed! The ambiance upon walking in is upscale yet welcoming. We still opted for the patio, since Fall weather was perfect, and enjoyed the hanging string...More

Thank Jalapeno6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were meeting friends for an early evening meal and opted for the bar area and bar menu. We were greeted with charm and smiles, and were glad to have a quick glance at the delightful other dining areas as we passed. It all looks...More

Thank PJaneS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was sorely disappointed in this restaurant. First: the service leaves something to be desired. We arrived to find the hostesses dressed rather casually for a restaurant that requires a jacket. The hostess asked if we had a reservation. Not remembering whose name I used,...More

1  Thank kimmer1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 11 of us celebrating our 40th college reunion. The restaurant was wonderful. Everyone loved their meals and the service for our rather large group was wonderful. We all thought the Pre Fixe meals were not only great but a great bargain. We will...More

Thank Michael G
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15 May 2017|
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Response from kevinnQ6727TT | Reviewed this property |
Their website doesn't show a wine list. I suggest that you call them (757 220-3616 for Williamsburg location).
Donna S
14 September 2016|
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Response from Virginia P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is large enough, and definitely worth looking into.
Dorothy R
18 May 2016|
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Response from 42dave2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. I have a relative who is gluten free and looking at the menu we decided it is a place they can eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Formerly Le Yaca)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-3616
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Le Yaca began in a tiny, country village(Courchevel)in the French Alps in 1964.Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided that it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans they told the hopeful restaurateurs that they were crazy to think that people would drive 8 kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner.Daniele and Gerard hesitated for 3 months and then decided: “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “ il n’y a qu’a le faire” which basically means “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag. But the name caught on with customers, who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms ” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States & opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg.Daniel Abid bought le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge" and to top it all off “Alain Ducasse.”
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